^auannalj ^>tate College *auannal], (Seorgta ®tj£ (§m Mnnivth Slffrtfettf Qlommencement IGux et If erttas 3une ^tntij Nineteen Hundred and £igjjttr-ifltue Suio (BijtrtQ (TCElock p.m. ^auannaij (Etuic (Ecnter (Bljcater (Drfccr of Proceaaton The Chief Marshal The Class Marshals Candidates for The Masters Degree Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree Instructors of The College Assistant Professors of The College Associate Professors of The College Professors of The College Professors Emeriti The Graduate Faculty The Presidential Party The Significance of The Academic Mace Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State Col- lege Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Mid- dle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The College motto is "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth") (§tbtv nf 3:xerri0£s PRELUDE: "Tuccato in d Minor" Gordon Nevin James Thompson, Organist ♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn James Thompson, Jr. ♦♦INVOCATION The Reverend Charles W. Pitts Pastor, St. Philip Monumental A.M.E. Church Savannah, Georgia SELECTION: "You Better Mind" Jester Hairston The Savannah State College Concert Choir Willie E. Jackson, Director Randy Duncan, Accompanist PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO GRADUATES Wendell G. Rayburn President, Savannah State College SELECTION: "Come Unto Jesus" Robert J. Fryson The Savannah State College Wesleyan Choir Gerron D. Miller, Director Jerome S. Glover, Pianist Spencer E. White, III, Organist INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Wendell G. Rayburn COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Clarence Thomas Chairman, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Washington, DC. ♦♦SELECTION: "The Hallelujah Chorus" (from The Messiah) George Frederick Handel The Savannah State College Concert Choir The Savannah State College Wesleyan Choir PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S AWARDS Wendell G. Rayburn PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Edward J. Hayes Vice President for Academic Affairs CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by Alvin Collins, Registrar PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: School of Business Dean Leo G. Parrish School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Ja A. Jahannes School of Sciences and Technology Dean Margaret C. Robinson CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by the Academic Deans and the Registrar ALUMNI INDUCTION Jimmie Lee Ja~ckson President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF N.R.OT.C. CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSION Commander Edward Clark, Jr. Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.OT.C. PRESENTATION OF A.R.OT.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Captain Arnet J. Whorley Officer in Charge, Savannah State/Armstrong State A.R.OT.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE: N.R.OT.C Commander Edward Clark, Jr. A.R.OT.C Captain Arnet J. Whorley PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS "Veni Sancte Spiritus" The Reverend Samuel A. Williams Savannah State College Minister ANNOUNCEMENTS THE SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel A. Williams THREE-FOLD AMEN ♦♦♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar James Thompson, Jr. ♦The audience is requested to remain seated ♦♦The audience is requested to stand ♦♦♦The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited Maatzt Segreea (Eonferrefc MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION lArbelaez, Bernardo Estrada Pontificia Bolivariana University Bass, Richard Allen, Lieutenant USN Perdue University Benson, Nora Lynn University of Georgia Heslin, J. Alexander George Washington University Howard, Lonnie Taylor Clemson University Kwak, Anthony S Kon Kuk University Menon, Sashi K Southern Technical Institute Saumweber, Marliss Ann Medical College of Georgia Tilson, Gertrude Robinson Savannah State College Woolen, James Roy Georgia State University Muccniuuttutt Scgreea (Eonfemfc SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting Abdul-Salaam, Hasan Savannah, Georgia **!Bryant, Joanne P. Savannah, Georgia **English, Darlene Marie Savannah, Georgia Farley, Cathy Denene Savannah, Georgia *Gallagher, Kathleen Marie Savannah, Georgia *Holland, Dorothy A Savannah, Georgia Johnson, Bonita Elizabeth Atlanta, Georgia Johnson, Mary Norwood Savannah, Georgia **Kiene, Lester T. Savannah, Georgia Muller, Anita Patton Savannah, Georgia **Newell, Ernest Andrew : Savannah, Georgia **Osborne, Vonciel Toconia Augusta, Georgia *Porzio, Nicholas Louis Savannah, Georgia *Shambayati, Debra Harbeson Statesboro, Georgia Simmons, Joe N Savannah, Georgia *Sanders, James Earl Savannah, Georgia !In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude General Business Administration !Bouie, Linda Carol Fitzgerald, Georgia Ford, Annette Renee' Charleston, South Carolina *Lane, Elgin J Brunswick, Georgia McClain, Rhodesia Denise Savannah, Georgia Mason, Patricia Ann Savannah, Georgia Newton, Josie P. Savannah, Georgia Osgood, Yolanda Midville, Georgia Paulk, Dorothy Michelle Baxley, Georgia Roberts, Rose Marie Savannah, Georgia Schaaf, Karen Savannah, Georgia !Thomas, Ira Kurt Cordell, Georgia Williams, Elvis Tampa, Florida Management IBaugh, Glenda Nanette Savannah, Georgia Johnson, Mary Ann Plainfield, New Jersey Kent, George G., Jr. Savannah, Georgia !Mann, James Craig Vidalia, Georgia Moore, Joseph P. Savannah, Georgia *Porzio, Nicholas Louis Savannah, Georgia JSmith, Jerry Arthur Savannah, Georgia Stephens, Kimberly Carol Gainesville, Georgia Toney, Yolanda Edricka Columbus, Georgia !In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude Marketing Brown, Rosalind Savannah, Georgia Buff, Donna Harvey Savannah, Georgia Dixon, Janet Diane Savannah, Georgia McLendon, Charlene Dublin, Georgia Finance & Banking Garvin, Angela Marie Decatur, Georgia Jenkins, Freeman, Jr. Savannah, Georgia Sheppard, Josey M., Jr. Savannah, Georgia *Smirnoff, John Michael Savannah, Georgia *Walker, Roger Craig Orlando, Florida Williams, Phyllis Denise Savannah, Georgia Williams, Zanita Cyette Savannah, Georgia Information Systems Hutto, John Emerson, Jr. Savannah, Georgia **Idleman, Scott G Savannah, Georgia King, Winifred M Macon, Georgia *Middleton, Pamela Johnson Savannah, Georgia Muller, Anita Patton Savannah, Georgia Osgood, Yolanda Midville, Georgia Reid, Kim Gloria Brooklyn, New York ISimpson, Gwenyn Reynell Savannah, Georgia **Thompson, Marion Rachel Brown Durham, North Carolina Office Administration Edwards, Doris Morven, Georgia Gary, Melesa Lee Elberton, Georgia Holmes, Cathy B Griffin, Georgia Kitchen, Beverly Ann Mercersburg, Pennsylvania Robinson, Dorothy Ann Brunswick, Georgia !In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude DOUBLE MAJORS Accounting and Information Systems Muller, Anita Patton Savannah, Georgia Accounting and Management *Porzio, Nicholas Louis Savannah, Georgia General Business Administration and Information Systems Osgood, Yolanda Midville, Georgia SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Criminal Justice Brookins, Gwynette LaEtta Hazlehurst, Georgia Brown, Anderson Savannah, Georgia Brown, Sheila Rebecca Savannah, Georgia Coleman, Thia Anne Beaufort, South Carolina Dawson, Frederick VaRon Kingsland, Georgia *Grant, Lillian Diane Savannah, Georgia Holt, Alphonso Atlanta, Georgia **Jackson, Susan Elaine Savannah, Georgia Lawson, Sharon Yvonne Macon, Georgia Luckey, Valerie Celeste Hinesville, Georgia Oliver, Cynthia L Savannah, Georgia Ross, Beverly L Pineville, South Carolina Simmons, Brenda Lee Ridgeland, South Carolina Williams, Louise Elizabeth Savannah, Georgia History **Washington, Debra Jean Dublin, Georgia !In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude Mass Communication Bryant, Petruska Savannah, Georgia Ferguson, Stanley Lewis Atlanta, Georgia Ferrebee, Terry L Savannah, Georgia Mumford, Jacqueline Marie Savannah, Georgia Woodard, Briggett K Savannah, Georgia Music Albright, Lula Mabette Allen Savannah, Georgia Political Science Miller, Edward Gunnar, Jr Savannah, Georgia *Murphy, Yorquetta Johnnene Hollis, New York ! Parks, Clarence A Augusta, Georgia Sociology Bostic, Ernestine Clarissa Lakeland, Florida Henderson, Linda Savannah, Georgia Myers, Yolette Jennifer Dublin, Georgia Ward, Ra'ni Messina Dawson, Georgia Social Work Brantley, Debra Ann Ailey, Georgia Green, DeWeece LouWanna St. Simons Island, Georgia Hall, Sonja Renee Hazlehurst, Georgia Hill, Barbara Louise Savannah, Georgia Johnson, Denise Julia New York, New York Lee, Jahndra Latrelle Forrest Cordele, Georgia Robinson, Kay Dublin, Georgia Smith, Byron Leonardo Savannah, Georgia *Thompson, Carolyn W Savannah, Georgia *Tindor, Mary Deborah Savannah, Georgia !In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Biology Antwi-Adjei, Kofi Kumasi, Ghana Carter, Nikita V. Hazlehurst, Georgia Dunbar, Janet Sardis, Georgia Erwin, Monica Faye Savannah, Georgia Gilliard, Michael Anthoney Savannah, Georgia *Jackson, Julia Lucia Savannah, Georgia King, Sharon Grace Savannah, Georgia Richards, David Forest, III Burlington, North Carolina Williams, Sonia Renee' Savannah, Georgia Williams, Alimami Kary Savannah, Georgia Marine Biology **Gowens, Wallace Guy Savannah, Georgia Richardson, Jacob R., II Beaufort, South Carolina Chemistry *Agyekum, Anthony Ochirikrom, Ghana Brown, Linda Middleton Savannah, Georgia Kendrick, Joyce Allen Augusta, Georgia Mikell, Valerie Rose Savannah, Georgia Mathematics Alghamedi, Saaied Marshall Saudi Arabia Anderson, Ernest McKinley, Jr. Pelham, Georgia Crawford, Michael B Atlanta, Georgia Humphries, Terri Elaine Albany, Georgia ! Jackson, Bernard L., Lieutenant, USN Macon, Georgia *Jefferson, Eric Bernard Atlanta, Georgia * Jones, Chauncey Quentell Savannah, Georgia Kendricks, Bridgette M Savannah, Georgia Moton, David Edward . Augusta, Georgia *Pope, Michael Greensboro, Georgia Powell, Johnny C, Jr. . Savannah, Georgia Settlemyer, Sidney Russell Greenville, South Carolina Stephens, Cynthia Marie Savannah, Georgia **Willingham, Jeffrey Darryn Atlanta, Georgia !In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude Electronics Engineering Technology !Asad, Behrouz Lorestan, Iran Ayoubi, Masoud Tabriz, Iran *Ball, Herbert Victor Fitzgerald, Georgia Brown, Rodney Savannah, Georgia **Conner, Harold Ezell, Jr Savannah, Georgia Ferrebee, Thomas, III Savannah, Georgia Henley, Rubin Henry Savannah, Georgia **!Jen, Kwang-Suz Shanghai, China **Owusu Bempah Mensah Poku Kumasi, Ghana Ricks, Ranson Joseph Claxton, Georgia Tran, Hieu Van Savannah, Georgia Walker, Eugene Savannah, Georgia Civil Engineering Technology Akpu, Godwin Ewah Afikpo-Imo, Nigeria Emerson, Bryon T Savannah, Georgia *Turner, Michael Statesboro, Georgia Shalabi, Haithem Nimer Diab Tulkarm, Jordan Tyson, Jessie Savannah, Georgia *Young, Toby Atlanta, Georgia Child Development and Family Services Owens, Vickie Michelle McBride Waynesboro, Georgia Environmental Studies *Arkwood, Gary Dean Savannah, Georgia Dietetics and Institutional Management *Agyekum, Anthony Ochirikrom, Ghana Akonful, Cecilia Elspeth Mensah Tokoradi, Ghana !In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude Associate/Computer Technology **Conner, Harold Ezell, Jr. Savannah, Georgia Dang, Hung, Tien Savannah, Georgia !Ray, William Howarth Savannah, Georgia DOUBLE MAJORS Chemistry and Dietetics and Institutional Management *Agyekum, Anthony Ochirikrom, Ghana Electronics Engineering Technology and Computer Technology **Conner, Harold Ezell, Jr. Savannah, Georgia !In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. Refrain Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Three. We hail Thee, S.S.C. — J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1985 Summer School June 17-August 22 1985 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 16 Upperclassmen, September 20 Manor (Srafcuatea June 9, 1985 Magna Cum Laude (3.40 - 3.74) Mensah Poku Owusu-Bempah Joanne P. Bryant Harold E. Conner, Jr. Darlene M. English Wallace G. Gowens Scott G. Idleman Susan E. Jackson Kwang Suz Jen Lester T. Kiene Ernest A. Newell Vonciel T. Osborne Marion B. Thompson Hieu V. Tran Debra J. Washington Jeffrey D. Williams Cum Laude (3.00 - 3.39) Anthony A. Agyekum Gary D. Arkwood Herbert V. Ball Kathleen M. Gallagher Lillian D. Grant Dorothy A. Holland Julia L. Jackson Eric B. Jefferson Pamela Middleton-Johnson Chauncey Q. Jones Elgin J. Lane Yorquetta J. Murphy Michael Pope Nicholas L. Porzio James E. Sanders Debra H. Shambayati John M. Smirnoff Carolyn W. Thompson Mary Deborah Tindor Michael Turner Roger C. Walker Toby Young Mensah P. O. Bern pah Harold E. Conner, Jr. Wallace G. Gowens Julia L. Jackson Ernest A. Newell *ALPHA KAPPA MU HONOR SOCIETY Vonciel T. Osborne Michael Pope Marion B. Thompson Hieu V. Tran Debra J. Washington Jeffrey Willingham "Graduates wearing gold honor stoles Richard A. Bass Harold E. Conner, Jr. Wallace Guy Gowens Sonja Renee Hall Julia Lucia Jackson Chauncey Q. Jones Elgin J. Lane Vonciel Toconia Osborne SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE WHO'S WHO Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Michael Pope James Earl Sanders Debra Harbeson Shambayati Marion Thompson Michael Turner Roger Craig Walker Jeffrey D. Willingham Stanley Ferguson Akpu Godwin Julia L. Jackson BETA KAPA CHI SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY Kwang S. Jen Jeffrey D. Willingham DELTA SIGMA PI INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY Michele C. Atkinson Jacqueline Jones Cathy Farley Dorothy Paulk Freeman Jenkins Yolanda Osgood USHERS NLR.O.T.C. Midshipmen ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shapred with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the dogror's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, crow- shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some collegesr and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory - (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school colors. A faculty members wears the color of his alma mater.